NoDivergence wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:10 pm
Alakshendra wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:52 pm
henry wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:24 pm
In this fuel restricted, efficiency formula, gains are compounded.
In qualifying if you go faster you get to run the higher PU modes for a greater percentage of the lap which makes you even faster.
In the race you can run lower fuel which in turn means faster lap times, or the same lap times with lower stress on PU, tyres and brakes. Which means shorter race time which is the objective.
It doesn’t matter if the improved lap time comes from better aero or PU or driver. The faster you go the faster you can go.
But don't you think all run on high PU for qualifying and still whole grid is like 1 sec behind the merc. What i feel is how they are so good without doing nothing wrong. When ferrari was quick just at straights whole merc started to make hell lot of noise but here both merc's being 1 sec fast and still no one even raises a question?
The car is good everywhere, especially corners. Tell, me, how did they cheat to have their car handle and corner so well?
1) If you cheat and have more power and you are not silly, you add downforce to your car that magically becomes better in the corners while being still slight better in maximum speed and nobody thinks it is given by your great downforce
2) other ways of cheating is by using flexible bodyworks
3) and/or hiding traction control programs inside you PU and differential management programs
4) and/or developing hydraulic suspension systems which stores energy and behaves pretty like active ones (obviously with a fake alternative project and component of same external shape and weight to be analysed by FIA for approval)
5) and/or doing more CFD and wind tunnels hours
6) and/or doing secret tyre tests with the tyre supplier
a lot of the above are extremely risky, but only if you know that someone will check.
If you are sure nobody will ever question what you are doing you can implement all the above and even more.